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    Major-General Philip H. Sheridan Penciled Endorsement, "Send Pass - P H Sheridan", on one page ALS, "J. W. Kennedy", 7.5" x 9.5", n.p., n.d. The author of this letter seeks permission from Sheridan for a Dr. Lippitt to cross into Union lines in order to treat dyptheria patients. Sheridan's brief note allows this. Some stains, very good condition. The letter is accompanied by a carte de visite of Sheridan taken from a lithograph.
    Sheridan's destruction of Virginia's agricultural capacity starved Lee's army into surrender. After the Civil War, he adapted this strategy to defeat hostile Plains Indians by killing off buffalo herds whenever possible. "Little Phil" became a hero in the North and an anathema elsewhere.


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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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